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to that. now, i had friend from japan, for example, come over to see me in san francisco and he saw all the bars on the windows. "what are all these bars for?" i said, "that's to keep the thieves out." he say, "you guys are living with--you got the bars on the wrong side-- bars are on the thieves." "oh, no, no. the thieves have their rights, man, you know?" and other thing is we get so used to it, so used to it. first, the bar on this one as ain't before, you know, the whole city is a barricade, you know? something that happens slowly, slowly, slowly, you get used to and you accept. it's like the nuclear missiles, right? first a few, right? then a few more, then a few more gradually they-- living in a whole world ready to blow up and well, you kinda get used to it. [laughter] small enough doses. something happens in san francisco at fisherman's wharf all the time that kinda bothers me. it's like auschwitz there. auschwitz. you get down there you wanna get your crabs, you wanna get your lobsters or you go to fisherman's wharf and you wanna order a nice lobster dinner. now how do you-- wh
't understand why women in japan have lower breast cancer incidences than women in the united states, and in men, prostate cancer follows a very similar pattern. that's a clue that a lot of people are trying to follow up on to see if we can't a: figure it out and then b: see what that teaches us about the biology of how we get prostate cancer or breast cancer and if it's something that we can intervene with. what about variances among racial and ethnic groups? dr. bernstein: we believe much of that is not genetic differences but more exposure differences, lifestyle differences, environmental differences. one example is very typical nasopharyngeal cancer-- very rarely do we see such a cancer in the white population or in the african american population but it is a cancer that is important for chinese, vietnamese and koreans. we've studied this greatly here at the university and feel that dietary patterns may have some impact on the incidence of this cancer and in fact, a particular food, chinese salted fish, seems to be very predictive that the amount of consumption of this salted fish, this prod
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